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Content Media lands global sales for “Mea Maxima Culpa”

Content Media Corporation has finalized a licensing deal with ARTE for Alex Gibney's Mea Maximia Culpa: Silence in the House of God (pictured), as part of a slew of global licenses.
July 22, 2013

Content Media Corporation has finalized a licensing deal with ARTE for Alex Gibneys Mea Maximia Culpa: Silence in the House of God (pictured), as part of a slew of global licenses.

ARTE has picked up the pay-TV rights in Germany and France for the Jigsaw Productions doc, while Madman Entertainment licensed the doc for Australia and New Zealand, Globosat/Horizonte for Brazil, CBC for Canada, and YLE for Finland.

DR in Denmark, Feltrinelli in Italy, Demiurg in the former Yugoslavia, DBS in Israel, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in Norway, Lusomundo in Portugal, Element Pictures in the Republic of Ireland, DTS in Spain, SVT in Sweden, and Netflix and BBC in the UK also acquired the film.

HBO affiliates in Latin America, the Netherlands, and Poland will also air Gibney’s doc, which tells the story of four deaf men protesting against clerical sex abuse.

Content handles all worldwide rights to Mea Maxima Culpa outside of HBO’s initial license, and the deals follow on the heels of the film’s five Emmy nominations last week.

“The strong global demand for Mea Maxima Culpa and its recognition from Emmy voters validates why this very important story needed to be told,” said Gibney. “I am delighted to have produced the film with HBO Documentary Films and to see Content’s remarkable success selling it.”

“Alex’s masterful, gripping work has once again attracted the attention of buyers around the world and across every media platform, as well as the much-deserved acknowledgement of the creative community,” added Content CEO John Schmidt.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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